The 2018 15th Annual MHA Business Summit

The premier business summit for long-term care, infusion and specialty pharmacies

The 2018 15th Annual MHA Business Summit will be taking place March 7-9 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. With attendance estimated at 1,500 long-term care, home infusion, specialty, and other alternate site pharmacy professionals and health care executives, the MHA Business Summit continues to be an essential event for all alternate site pharmacy owners and operators.

The 2018 MHA Business Summit will focus on federal and state legislation, general and health care economic trends, business issues, legal issues, and other market forces that are affecting our members in the alternate site space. Pharmacy continuing education credit will be available to MHA members and industry partners. In keeping with the inclusive approach of MHA, industry partners are welcome to participate in all educational sessions, not just exhibits.


Agenda

Wednesday, March 7
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Business Breakouts
Long-Term Care Pharmacy
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Human Resources: Employee Recruitment and Retention
Kevin Fearon, RPh
Chief Operating Officer
Absolute Pharmacy, Inc.

Jerry N. Liliestedt, RPh
Vice President, Operations
Absolute Pharmacy
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Effectively Preparing for and Managing a
Medicare Part D Audit

Shelley Myra Segal
Principal
Medicare Compliance Solutions

Yvonne Tso, PharmD, MBA
Vice President
Medicare Compliance Solutions
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm A Long-Term Care Team Approach to Preventing Potentially
Avoidable Re-Hospitalizations

Neil Williams, PharmD, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist Coordinator
Community Care of North Carolina
Vice President Clinical Services
Medication Management, LLC
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Building Blocks for Successful Business Growth
Kyle Janssen, PharmD
Owner & Chief Executive Officer
Community Pharmacy
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Medicaid: Today and Tomorrow
Charlene Frizzera
Senior Advisor
Leavitt Partners
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm PointClickCare Session
(Please note this session is not CE accredited)
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Human Resources: Employee Recruitment and Retention
Kevin Fearon, RPh, MBA
Jerry N. Liliestedt, RPh
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Effectively Preparing for and Managing a Medicare Part D Audit
Shelley Myra Segal
Yvonne Tso, PharmD, MBA
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm A Long-Term Care Team Approach to Preventing
Potentially Avoidable Re-Hospitalizations

Neil Williams, PharmD, CPP
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Cybersecurity Trends in Healthcare and
Best Practices to Mitigate Threats

Navid Jam
Managing Director
Mandiant Consulting, A FireEye Company
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Medicaid: Today and Tomorrow
Charlene Frizzera
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Gazing Into the Crystal Ball:
How Will Emerging Technology Trends Transform Long-Term Care?

Tim Tannert, RPh
Chief Operating Officer
SoftWriters, Inc.

Shantanu (Shan) Bhide
Vice President of Technology
SoftWriters, Inc.
(Please note this session is not CE accredited)
Home Infusion/Specialty Pharmacy Track
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Home Infusion and Specialty Pharmacy Panel:
Current Trends and Market Outlook for 2018

Moderator:
Sheila Arquette, RPh
Executive Director
National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

Panel:Nick Calla
Vice President, Industry Relations
Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions

Ron Fine, RPh
Vice President National Pharmacy Alliances
CoverMyMeds

Tim Safley
Director, DMEPOS, Pharmacy & Sleep
Accreditation Commission for Health Care
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Biologics v. Biosimilars: What Does Pharmacy Need to Know?
David J. Farber
Partner
King & Spalding
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Drug Shortages: How Your Pharmacy Can Navigate
Through Supply Disruptions

Erin R. Fox, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Senior Director of Drug Information and Support Services
University of Utah Health
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm DIR update, Recent Part D CMS Changes,
Identification of Current Reimbursement Trends
for Pharmacy Providers

Jonathan E. Levitt, Esq.
Founding Partner
Frier Levitt
 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Opening Reception & Exhibits
Thursday, March 8
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am State of the Industry
Michael J. Sicilian
President
Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.
9:00 am - 10:00 am Competing and Winning in a Changing
Health Care Risk Environment

Andy Slavitt
Former Acting Administrator
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
10:00 am - 11:00 am Networking & Exhibits
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Becoming Obsessed with the Customer
John Rossman
Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch & Exhibits
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm A Focus on the Evolving LTC Industry
The Honorable Mark Parkinson
President & Chief Executive Officer
American Health Care Association
National Center for Assisted Living
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm A Patriot’s Calling: Leadership, Teamwork, and Sacrifice
Major Dan Rooney, USAF
Fighter Pilot, PGA Professional, Patriotic Philanthropist and Author,
A Patriot's Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith
(Please note this session is not CE accredited)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Reception & Exhibits
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm MHA Networking Event
Friday, March 9  
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am Legal Issues in Alternate Care Pharmacy
John W. Jones, Jr.
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP
9:00 am - 10:00 am The Future of Health Care: 2018 and Beyond
Chas Roades
Chief Executive Officer
Gist Healthcare LLC
10:00 am - 10:45 am The Breakneck Pace of M&A Activity in Health Care:
Causes and Insights on Regulatory Constraints During
Industry Consolidation

Joseph M. Miller
Partner
Crowell & Moring
10:45 am - 11:00 am Closing Remarks
Michael J. Sicilian

Program Objectives

  • Define how federal and state legislation and activities may affect long-term care, home infusion, and specialty pharmacies and other alternate care sites.
  • Identify short- and long-term trends that may affect the delivery of pharmacy services in long-term care, home infusion, and specialty pharmacies and other alternate sites of care.
  • Describe the changing roles and responsibilities of long-term care, home infusion, and specialty pharmacies within their respective care settings.
  • Define strategies that can be used by long-term care, home infusion, and specialty pharmacies to stay financially viable.
  • Examine methods that participants can use to establish strategies and better understand emerging models in alternate site pharmacy.

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